Dallas Chapter News

Huston-Tillotson University International Alumni Association

February 2016

President's Corner


2016 is off to a great start, as always I am grateful for your continued support of our association. We are now entering the season of Homecoming! It’s time for us to return to Austin and connect with friends both new and old. This year’s homecoming should be one in which plenty memories are made. From a Friday night event that is sure to excite to tailgating on campus, basketball games against Wiley College, and the official Saturday evening event at the Holiday Inn-Midtown. Hospitality suite will tentatively be open on Friday from 11pm to 1am and on Saturday from 7-9pm will be closed during the time of the alumni after party and tentatively will reopen from 12:30-2am The Homecoming Committee is asking if you are unable to attend this year that you still send a donation. Be mindful that during Homecoming weekend there will also be the African American Heritage Festival as well as University Day for high school students, please plan accordingly.

The time has come to recognize alumni for their contributions, nominations for this years awards that will be presented during Reunion Weekend (May 6-8) are due by April 1, 2016. The awards categories for this year are: Academic Achievement, Alumni Service, Chapter of the Year, Non-Alumnus- Golden Leaf, Outstanding Alumnus, Practical Endeavor, Young Alum. We are looking forward to having Dallas area alumni take home many of these honors.

Lastly I am asking that you please encourage friends and alumni that are not active to consider joining our association. We all know there is strength in numbers and we will need to stand tall in the days to come. The impact that Huston-Tillotson has had on our lives is undeniable and it is my plea that we give back with our time, talents, and resources. Thank you for your support in this effort to grow our network and strengthen our community.

In Union, Strength-

Matthew L. Morris, Class of 2008


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Huston Tillotson vs. Paul Quinn Basketball

When? Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Where? PQC gym.

Time? Women at 5:30 PM and Men at 7:30 PM.

Action: Please donate refreshments or money for snacks for our HT teams. Bring to the HT meeting on Tuesday, 2/2, or call Yvonne Rice (at 214-371-8011) before Friday 2/5 for pick-up of your contributions.

Homecoming 2016


Homecoming Events:

Chapel Service, Thursday, Feb. 25, 11:30 a.m., King-Seabrook Chapel

Pep Rally, Friday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Alumni Social Hour, Friday, Feb. 26

Cook Off/Tailgating, Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Stroll Off, Saturday, Feb. 27, 11:30 a.m. , HT Campus

African American Community Heritage Festival Saturday, Feb. 27, HT Campus

Homecoming Game (HT vs Wiley), Saturday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Gymnasium

HTIAA Official Alumni After Party Saturday, Feb. 27, 9pm Holiday Inn Midtown

Suggested Homecoming Hotel

Holiday Inn Midtown, 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752, 512.451.5757
Complimentary onsite parking. Call for rates and reservations.


Delta Anniversary Honorees:

Celebrate Kathy Williams-Hunter and Verna Brown Mitchell for 50 years of membership and service with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Both ladies were honored at the DFW Area Delta Founders Day Luncheon on Saturday, 01/23/16 at the Convention Center in Irving, as well as at the Dallas Alumnae Chapter’s Founders’ Day Luncheon on Saturday, 01/30/16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Congratulations to these two faithful HT Alums. They both thank all of you for the support you have given for these events.

Congratulations Ada Williams:

The National Assn of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs will recognize Ada Williams as one of their 10 Regional honorees at their Awards Luncheon, Saturday, March 5 at the Inter Continental Dallas Hotel. Tickets are $65.00, and Ads are $45 ¼ page; $60 ½ page, etc. Call Kathy Williams-Hunter (817-937-1365) to be put in contact with the coordinator.

New Great Grandbaby Arrives:

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Frank and Dr. Donnie Breedlove as they welcome their new great grandson to the family! Little Phillip William Hawkins bounced on the scene December 16, 2015. The proud parents are Whitney and Phillip Hawkins. Although named after his father, Phillip, and his maternal grandfather, William, the family will call him “William” in honor of his late grandfather. He was born the day after Donnie’s birthday, so she got an extra special present in 2015!


Happy Birthday to YOU – birthdays this quarter: Clarice Smith (Jan. 7); Hervey Bolden (Jan. 19); Bobbie Waring (Feb. 9); Stephanie Anderson (Feb. 9).


Our membership drive continues! If everyone who receives a Newsletter would consider paying their $50 dues, we would more than exceed our membership goals! If you are not sure you have already paid your dues, please contact Financial Secretary Ruth Robinson.

The $50 includes both national ($35) and local ($15) dues. Make checks payable to Dallas Chapter - HT Alumni. P.O. BOX 764742, Dallas, TX 75376.


Re-Set! We are blessed to see another NEW YEAR! Let’s “re-set” for this year and renew our efforts to be better this year than last year! Re-set and look at our giving, realizing that it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). Re-set by praying unceasingly (1Thess. 5:17). Pray for HT this year, pray about its new leadership, Dr. Collette Pierce Burnett, pray for the faculty, staff and students, and pray about “re-setting” your financial commitment. Alumni support is crucial because our gifts help HT to continue lifting up and educating youth - whether they come from Dallas, from Texas, or from all over world. Re-Set for 2016!

University Day

Saturday, Feb. 27th, 12am

900 Chicon Street

Austin, TX

A chance for students to experience HTU!

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Huston-Tillotson University Car Raffle
You can be among only 1,000 ticket holders to win a luxury 2016 car. Your $100 purchase supports Huston-Tillotson University’s greatest need areas. Stop by the Institutional Advancement Office, Room 208, in the Anthony and Louise Viaer-Alumni Hall on the campus at 900 Chicon Street or look for Institutional Advancement staff at upcoming events such as Homecoming and Reunion Weekend to purchase a ticket. Drawing will be held during the Commencement celebration on May 7, 2016. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 512.505.3073

In Memoriam

Mrs. Gwendolyn Hill Clark, Huston College Class of 1945

Thank you for loving and sharing,

For giving and for caring.

God bless you and keep you,

Until we meet again.

The Dallas Chapter

The Huston‐Tillotson University International Alumni and Ex‐Students Association is a 501‐c3 organization that is bound together in order to maintain contact with the University, and to enhance the financial and numerical aspects of the University to maintain contact with the University. Our Association meets each 1st Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Community Cooperation at 2900 Live Oak St., Dallas